- Susan Quinn, ELEANOR AND HICK & Naomi Oreskes, THE COLLAPSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
- Overpopulation: Ecological Elephant In The Room?
- Naomi Oreskes, THE COLLAPSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION & Dr. James Hansen, STORMS OF MY GRANDCHILDREN
- Paul Ehrlich, HOPE ON EARTH & Ryan Mitchell, TINY HOUSE LIVING
- Elizabeth Kolbert, THE SIXTH EXTINCTION & Annalee Newitz, SCATTER, ADAPT AND REMEMBER
- Boris Fishman, A REPLACEMENT LIFE & John Cushman, KEYSTONE AND BEYOND
- John Cushman of Inside Climate News: Keystone XL Pipeline
- Ruth Thomas-Suh, REJECT, Herbert Thomas, THE SHAME RESPONSE TO REJECTION & John Cushman on KXL
- Alan Weisman, COUNTDOWN
- David Bollier on The Commons: GREEN GOVERNANCE & VIRAL SPIRAL
- Richard Heinberg, SNAKE OIL & Bill McKibben, OIL AND HONEY
- Brian Fagan, THE ATTACKING OCEAN & Christine Shearer, KIVALINA
- Carl Safina, BECOMING WILD & Margaret Klein Salamon, FACING THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY
- Paolo Bacigalupe (encore), Susan Rockefeller, MISSION OF MERMAIDS & Jason Chin, ISLAND
- Barbara Kingsolver, FLIGHT BEHAVIOR & James Howard Kunstler TOO MUCH MAGIC
- Richard Zacks, ISLAND OF VICE & Stan Cox, LOSING OUR COOL
- Jonathan Koomey, COLD CASH, COOL CLIMATE & Philip Warburg, HARVEST THE WIND
- Philip Warburg, HARVEST THE WIND
- William deBuys, A GREAT ARIDNESS & Dave Gardner, GROWTHBUSTERS
- Will Potter, GREEN IS THE NEW RED & David Gessner, MY GREEN MANIFESTO
- John Elder Robison, BE DIFFERENT & Tony Sorgi, The New Earth Archive
- Amy Seidl, FINDING HIGHER GROUND & Matthew Stein, WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
- Jim Motavalli, HIGH VOLTAGE & James Hoggan, CLIMATE COVER-UP
- John Michael Greer, APOCALYPSE NOT & Richard Heinberg, THE END OF GROWTH
- James Workman, HEART OF DRYNESS & Christine Shearer, KIVALINA
Renowned ecologist and writer Carl Safina joins us to talk about his new book, BECOMING WILD: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace.
Then, we talk with Margaret Klein Salamon, founder of The Climate Mobilization about her book FACING THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY: How To Transform Yourself With Climate Truth (with Molly Gage).
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The last time we spoke with ecologist Carl Safina, it was about his book, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel. His new book, Becoming Wild goes deeper into one aspect of that: culture.
We think of what is learned from parents and one’s social group as constituting culture in the human world. But it’s just as true among many of the other animals we share the planet with.
Some whales have a babysitter culture; others a culture of song. Macaws are connoisseurs of beauty. And chimps learn how to be peacemakers.
In Becoming Wild, Carl Safina explores the cultures of whales, birds and chimps. With reporting from deep in nature, alongside individual creatures in their free-living communities, Becoming Wild offers a privileged glimpse behind the curtain of life on Earth. It helps to answer that most urgent of questions: Who are we here with?
Carl Safina is founder of the environmental advocacy organization the Safina Center. He hosted the 10-part PBS series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina. His books include Beyond Words and The View From Lazy Point.
Margaret Klein Salamon
What if you are so paralyzed by despair at the climate crisis that you just ignore it because it’s just too overwhelming to face?
Deal with it and get active, says Margaret Klein Salamon. But Salamon, a former clinical psychologist, also understands your pain. She feels it, too. Her new book, Facing The Climate Emergency, is a kind of self-help manual to confront the despair and turn it into joyous action.
That’s what happened to her, when Hurricane Sandy slapped her in the face with climate reality and she decided to do something about it. She founded The Climate Mobilization, a grassroots environmental advocacy group working toward large-scale political action against global warming.
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